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Experts slam voluntary auto recall policy

Code specifies if car maker fails to recall, govt can intervene

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam) on Monday notified a ‘voluntary code on vehicle recall’ for passenger vehicle, two-wheeler and commercial vehicle manufacturers. It stipulates the conditions and procedures required to be followed on detection of any manufacturing flaws in products. However, unlike its counterparts in America, Europe or Japan, the guidelines do not include provisions for penalising auto makers in the event of non-adherence to the code. “The recall code has been framed with consensus of all members. Companies would adhere to it ...